12 or 14 days
Madrid, Barcelona, Provence, French Riviera, Florence, Rome, extension to Sorrento region

Consider the Mediterranean Sea's influence on the history—and modern culture—of three interconnected nations.

From atop Montjuïc Hill in Barcelona, picture Christopher Columbus sailing into port to tell Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V of his voyage to the Americas. In Provence, notice how the lavender perfumes the salty sea air. And along the French Riviera, let the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere inspire you.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado
  • Day 3: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Plaza de España 
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madrid flamenco evening

    Madrid flamenco evening

    Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gypsy influences, flamenco is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Feel the beat as you experience a fiery taste of the soul of Spain. A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.

  • Day 4: Madrid • Barcelona

    Travel by AVE train to Barcelona

  • Day 5: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 6: Barcelona • Carcassonne • Provence

    Travel via Carcassone to Provence 

    Take a tour of Carcassonne
  • Day 7: Provence • French Riviera

    Travel via Avignon to the French Riviera 

    Take a tour of Avignon

    Visit the Papal Palace

    Visit the Pont d'Avignon

    Take a walking tour of Nice or Cannes

  • Day 8: French Riviera • Pisa • Florence

    Travel via Pisa to Florence 

    Visit the Pisa Baptistery and Cathedral
  • Day 9: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo
  • Day 10: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 11: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 12: Rome • Pompeii • Sorrento

    Travel via Pompeii to the Sorrento region 

    Tour Pompeii with an expert local guide

    Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins

    See Sorrento

  • Day 13: Sorrento • Capri • Rome

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

    Return to Rome
  • Day 14: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado
  • Day 3: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Plaza de España 
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madrid flamenco evening

    Madrid flamenco evening

    Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gypsy influences, flamenco is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Feel the beat as you experience a fiery taste of the soul of Spain. A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.

  • Day 4: Madrid • Barcelona

    Travel by AVE train to Barcelona

  • Day 5: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 6: Barcelona • Carcassonne • Provence

    Travel via Carcassone to Provence 

    Take a tour of Carcassonne
  • Day 7: Provence • French Riviera

    Travel via Avignon to the French Riviera 

    Take a tour of Avignon

    Visit the Papal Palace

    Visit the Pont d'Avignon

    Take a walking tour of Nice or Cannes

  • Day 8: French Riviera • Pisa • Florence

    Travel via Pisa to Florence 

    Visit the Pisa Baptistery and Cathedral
  • Day 9: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo
  • Day 10: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 11: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 12: Rome • Pompeii • Sorrento

    Travel via Pompeii to the Sorrento region 

    Tour Pompeii with an expert local guide

    Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins

    See Sorrento

  • Day 13: Sorrento • Capri • Rome

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

    Return to Rome
  • Day 14: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    10 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (12 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    5 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (7 with extension); 2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director; 3 walking tours

  • Entrances

    Prado; Palacio Real; Park Güell; Palais des Papes; Pont d'Avignon; Pisa Baptistery; Pisa Cathedral; Duomo; Basilica of St. Francis; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; With extension: Pompeii Roman Ruins; Capri boat cruise

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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